Service Worker I - Hemodialysis

locationGrande Prairie - Alberta (AB),

atAlberta Health Services

Estimated salary $22.78 an hour

Job Description:

Your Opportunity:

The Service Worker I is an exciting role within the multidisciplinary team for the Albert Kidney Care – North (AKC-N). Under the direction of the nursing staff, the Service Worker contributes to safe patient care and the efficiency of the Unit. The Service Worker provides assistance in setting up, rinsing, stripping and the maintenance of the hemodialysis machines under the supervision of a nurse. The Service Worker also transports patients, assists with weighing patients, ensures patient comfort, and delivers specimens throughout the Hospital. The Service Worker maintains, cleans and handles hospital equipment pertaining to the Unit, as well as keeps supplies and linens ordered, stocked, and organized. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. Please note, this facility provides Long Term Care (LTC) or Designated Supportive Living (DSL) services and by Order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, many AHS employees are restricted to work only at a single LTC/DSL site for the remainder of the pandemic. Speak to the hiring manager who will confirm if, as the successful candidate in this position, you will be restricted to work at only one LTC/DLS site in Alberta.


As a Service Worker I, you may transport patients (clients, residents) and equipment to and from different units as well as distribute and replenish hospital supplies throughout the units. You may also transport lab specimens, blood and blood products, patient charts, and clean patient care equipment. You will report any concerns regarding supplies and safety issues to Unit Managers and perform other duties as


  • Classification: Service Worker I
  • Union: AUPE GSS
  • Department: Queen E II Hosp Hemodialysis
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.40
  • Posting End Date: 01-APR-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 11-APR-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 17
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $19.79
  • Maximum Salary: $21.60
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification. Must be able to lift minimum of 40 lbs. (18kg). Demonstrated good communication skills. High degree of motivation and organizational skills. Ability to work under supervision and independently. Ability to work in an actively paced area and adapts to frequent interruptions in activity. The AKC -N program requires candidates to complete/pass Service Worker Hemodialysis Training. Candidate must be able to attend training following a successful interview. Hemodialysis Training is held in Edmonton or Red Deer depending on classroom/instructor availability. Hemodialysis Training is an intensive 3 week schedule consisting of two parts; Classroom Training followed by a Midterm (1 week). A passing mark of 75% is required to move onto Buddy Shifts. Buddy Shifts are scheduled by the Unit Manager (2 weeks). A satisfactory performance is required during Buddy Shifts to be considered a pass.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous training and/ or experience transporting patients in a health care institution is an asset. Supply chain management experience is an asset.

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